A J-rock style skirt that wraps, creating a layered effect
This was originally going to be a pleated skirt, but it was too long, so I decided to wrap it around and TA DA! The J-rock Asymmetrical skirt was born! It still has some pleats, which made some weird bulges I had to fix, but it created an interesting effect in the back.
Since I made this in class out of fabric left over from another project, I don't really know exactly how much I used, or how long it would have taken if I had more than 30 minutes a day (When we weren't doing other things) to work on it, so I guessed the time.
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Step 1) Gather Material. You will need a sturdy fabric (I used Chino. You should have at least enough to wrap around your hips twice) Interfacing (For the Waistband) a Button, Snaps, a Sewing Machine, and Thread.
Step 2) Cut out the pieces you need. First piece will be the skirt itself, and should be a long rectangle about twice the width of your hips. Next is the waistband. The length of the waistband all depends on where you want to wear your skirt. Measure wherever you want the waistband to be and add a an inch or two. Make it twice as wide as you would want it to be, as we are going to fold it later. Cut the interfacing to the same size as the waistband
3) Iron the interfacing to the waistband to add stability and help it keep it's shape. This will also be important when we make the button hole. Fold the waistband in half, and sew. Sew a button whole and a button.
4) Wrap the skirt piece around a manikin (Make sure it is set to your measurements, or make a body double) and mark how you want to cut it. Be careful about how short you make it, but also remember that the more dramatic the angle the better.
5) Cut the skirt along the lines you made. Hem the top and bottom of the skirt. And if you want your shirt to look exactly like mine, make a couple pleats in the longer section of the skirt. Of course, that's optional.
6) Attach the waistband to the skirt. DO NOT GATHER! Simply attach it so that the button extends a little past the edge of the skirt (Longer side), and sew until you get to the opposite end of the waistband.
7) Put the skirt on the manikin. This time, the waistband will fall right where you want it to. Wrap the skirt around, and mark the place wear the smaller edge of the skirt stops. Sew the snap there.
8) Your almost done! Now all you have to do is decorate it! I used lace, but you can decorate it in any number of ways. You can add chains, or studs, or (If the fabric is prettier) leave it just the way it is! And there, a pretty J-rock style skirt!